- A man took to Facebook to honour a late police officer, who was identified as L Mnukwa
- The cop lost his life while trying to save people from a car wreck
- South Africans were touched by the story and they hailed the fallen officer a hero
Police officers often get a bad rep, but many don't see the lives lost of those who tried to protect South Africans.
A man, Wandile Mbangata, took to the #ImStaying Facebook page last week to share the story of a police officer - who had been identified simply as L Mnukwa.
He explained Mnukwa lost his life while he tried to help people who were trapped inside a car after an accident.
Mbangata captioned the post:
"This man served at the Tsolo Police Station, he lost his life trying to help people trapped inside a car that had overturned. Some police officials are patriots."
The story touched the hearts of social media users who applauded the fallen hero for his bravery.
Esther Liana Constantinou wrote:
"Self sacrifice is the highest form of love, condolences to the family, remember him with pride."
Bonnie Letcher said:
"Condolences to his family, my he never be forgotten, always live in the good things you see and do."
JoAnne Mettler commented:
"What a hero! May his soul rest in eternal peace."
Jacquline Barker added:
"Condolences to this wonderful man's family. You were a hero young man, rest in peace in the arms of the angels."
Mnukwa joins a long list of police officers who lost their lives while serving the badge. Briefly.co.za previously reported that the SAPS paid tribute to a father of four who lost his life in service.
The fallen hero, Colonel LG Matsetela, was 50 years of age at the time of his death. He was described as having being a committed police official to the nation.
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